BEHOLD THE ASIAN COMEDY INVASION WHEN COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP, ASIA! PREMIERES ITS SECOND SEASON IN ASIA ON 22 AUGUST
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August 21, 2017

Back with a vengeance with a 10-part series, airs every Tuesday starting 22 August

The best of Asian stand-up comedy is out in full force and they are ready to take over! Comedy Central’s original series, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! serves up a second dose of unadulterated Asian humor with the premiere of Season 2 in August. Returning with a brand new season, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! is produced in partnership with comedy entertainment company LOL Events in Malaysia.

Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! premieres on Comedy Central in Asia on 22 August, Tuesday at 7.55pm (WIB) and 8.55 pm (PH/MY/SG/HK/TW), and is a 10-episode series airing every Tuesday for half an hour.

Paras Sharma, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks, commented, “We saw solid viewership of Season 1 of Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! last year, which demonstrates that Asia originals have strong appeal with our audiences. This underscores our commitment to invest in original content and this season, we are spotlighting Asian comedy with a roster of the sharpest talents from around the world, and presenting new formats that will offer comedy fans an enhanced experience either watching live, on-air, or online through our various platforms.”

“Stand-up comedy in Asia is at its prime at the moment. In terms of comedy acts and the quality of material, Asia has developed in leaps and bounds to make her presence known in the international arena. This is beyond entertainment, but represents a change in perceptions and breaking of stereotypes,” concluded Rizal Kamal, CEO of LOL Events.

Pulling no punches, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! was filmed in front of a live audience at HGH Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 and 14 July 2017. It featured 16 of the most distinct Asian voices in comedy internationally – and celebrated Asian sensibilities, or the lack thereof! Talents include Imran Yusuf (UK), Paul Ogata (US), Eliot Chang (US), Papa CJ (India), Garron Chiu (Hong Kong), Alex Calleja (Philippines), Dilruk Jayashina (Sri Lanka), Jason Leong (Malaysia), and Sharul Channa (Singapore); and the full list of comics can be viewed at www.comedycentralasia.com/shows/standupasia.

The creation of the show is through the participation of partners such as Malaysia Major Events, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, HyppTV, and Grab; who have played a part in its production as well as helped to foster the comedy scene in Asia. For the second year in a row, Enrich by Malaysia Airlines is the ‘Official Airline Loyalty Partner’ for Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! Enrich has been a strong enabler to the growth of the comedy scene in Malaysia, by flying in international comedians from around the world.

For more information, check out our social release HERE.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Yvette Yeo
Senior Manager, Communications, Southeast Asia
Viacom International Media Networks
t: +65 6420 7154  m: +65 9007 9570  e: yvette.yeo@vimn.com

Amelia N Martin
Mistress of Hype
LOL Events
t: +603 6205 5350 m: +60 12 491 0734  e: amelia@lolevents.my
http://lolevents.my/

Andrew Ooi
Manager, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
t: (+60-3) 2287-8689 m: (+60) 16-3356543 e: andrew.ooi@edelman.com